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Message 912755 - Posted: 30 Jun 2009, 0:27:12 UTC

I don't know if anyone has ever thought of this. Wouldn't it be fun if we could add latitude and longitude to our pc locations?

And if SETI talked with Google Maps and asked if SETI could add internet links to the map coordinate, so that one who visits a user page could see it's location on the globe?

Maybe we could see how many people from diferent countries, or locations are participating...

Don't know if it is possible, but I think it might be fun to see a world map full of red dots that indicate computers that help science.

Sorry for my english... it is a bit rusty...

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Message 912760 - Posted: 30 Jun 2009, 0:41:15 UTC - in response to Message 912755.  
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I think many users would have a problem with being pin-pointed on a map for all to see. [Edit] Though if this could be turned off via the user's account settings, that may allieviate the privacy concerns.
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Message 912784 - Posted: 30 Jun 2009, 2:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 912760.  

I think many users would have a problem with being pin-pointed on a map for all to see. [Edit] Though if this could be turned off via the user's account settings, that may allieviate the privacy concerns.

Somebody already has a google map layer that shows some of the users. Purely opt in.


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Message 916734 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 3:51:39 UTC

would be cool to see where the signals get transmitted from
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Message 916746 - Posted: 11 Jul 2009, 4:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 916734.  

would be cool to see where the signals get transmitted from

It is not ever going to be a part of BOINC, but, you might look at this link



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Message 920528 - Posted: 23 Jul 2009, 2:07:22 UTC

This would be petty awesome, and, creepy at the same time. I mean, I doubt it'd be useful, but it would be amusing to see all of the computers on a map and all.

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Agreed though, it would have to have an option to turn it off.
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Message 920537 - Posted: 23 Jul 2009, 2:33:32 UTC - in response to Message 920528.  

This would be petty awesome, and, creepy at the same time. I mean, I doubt it'd be useful, but it would be amusing to see all of the computers on a map and all.

:o

Agreed though, it would have to have an option to turn it off.

Actually, given the laws in many places in the world, there would have to be an option to turn it on with the default being off.


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Message 920846 - Posted: 23 Jul 2009, 23:40:38 UTC - in response to Message 920537.  

This would be petty awesome, and, creepy at the same time. I mean, I doubt it'd be useful, but it would be amusing to see all of the computers on a map and all.

:o

Agreed though, it would have to have an option to turn it off.

Actually, given the laws in many places in the world, there would have to be an option to turn it on with the default being off.


Aaah, I see. <.< Although with how many computers that would be on the map, I bet it'd be hard to really pinpoint anyone's computer with it.
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